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Issue 28: iSGTW 13 June 2007

 FeatureFeature - A conversation with TeraGrid’s Dane Skow

Dane Skow, new director of TeraGrid’s Grid Infrastructure Group, tells iSGTW what keeps the smile on his face.

At last week’s TeraGrid '07 conference iSGTW sat down with the new director of TeraGrid’s Grid Infrastructure Group, Dane Skow, to discuss the current state of the project and his hopes for its future. 

In this interview, Skow reviews TeraGrid’s recent and approaching milestones, including the success of the Science Gateways as a path for researchers accessing TeraGrid, and the expected doubling of TeraGrid’s computing resources by early next year.

Skow also shares his vision for TeraGrid’s future, a future which includes increased collaboration and interoperability with partner grids in the U.S. and beyond. And find out what keeps Skow so excited about his job.

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Feature - Middleware
Grid usability on the up
Being a grid user isn’t always straightforward. You might have 10,000 CPUs at your fingertips, but can you get all of them—or any of them—to work?

Fortunately, there are people trying to make it easier. One of them is Steve Lloyd of Queen Mary, University of London.

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Feature - Profile

Kiwis just love being the BeST
Anyone who has ever been on the wrong end of an All Black rugby scrum can tell you: Kiwis don’t like to play second best.

Maybe that's why Paul Bonnington, director of New Zealand’s BeSTGRID and eResearch at the University of Auckland, says now is the time for New Zealand to tackle e-science. 

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Info grab
Link of the week

/How to help humanity?
Interested in using your computer to help the world? Want to contribute, but don’t know how to best start?

If you want to know more about volunteer distributed computing projects, including how to join, Dimitris Hatzopoulos’ link-rich article will tell you all you need to know.

Hatzopoulos outlines the major volunteer computing projects and what to consider when choosing one (or several) to support.

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Image of the week

Tissue analysis with grids

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EGEE’07 registration opens
Enabling Grids for E-Science has opened its books to take early bird registrations for EGEE’07, a major international grid event for this year.

This 2007 theme is communication and building bridges between science and business, users and infrastructures, countries, scientific disciplines and projects.



School’s in: EGRIS-2 calls for applications
Pull out your books and pack your bags. The second E-Infrastructure shared between Europe and Latin America Grid School, to be held in Mérida, Venezuela, is now calling for applications.

EGRIS-2 runs from 30 July to 10 August 2007, and aims to port new applications to the EELA Grid.



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December 2010

13-18, AGU Fall Meeting

14-16, UCC 2010

17, ICETI 2011 and ICSIT 2011

24, Abstract Submission deadline, EGI User Forum


January 2011

11, HPCS 2011 Submission Deadline

11, SPCloud 2011

22, ALENEX11

30 Jan – 3 Feb, ESCC/Internet2


February 2011

1 - 4, GlobusWorld '11

2, Lift 11

15 - 16, Cloudscape III

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